Eli Roth’s debut movie, Cabin Fever, is set to be remade, with the new version of the film set to take the unusual decision to use the same script as the original.
Roth wrote the original scare-fest in tandem with Randy Pearlstein, and according to Deadline, the new film will be a kind of “re-staging”, with director Travis Zariwny charged with creating something new from the exact same source material.
Roth will be returning as an executive producer, and explains why a new screenwriter has not been hired to freshen things up…
“Travis had an amazing vision for my original script, and as a scary movie fan I really wanted to see it,” says Roth. “I almost see this like re-staging a play.”
“I’m excited to see what ideas Travis and the cast bring to it. They’re all fans of the original and want to make a film that’s a new classic and I believe they will.”
Starring Gage Golightly, Matthew Daddario and Dustin Ingram, Cabin Fever will begin filming this week, with an official release date yet to be confirmed.